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Social activists find cause as urban ‘guerrilla gardeners’

Advocates call it civil disobedience with a green twist

WASHINGTON - “Let’s throw some bombs,’’ a young woman calls out, waterproof floral purse swinging on her shoulder and Laura Ingalls braids flying behind her as a band of 25 followers cheers, “Cool!’’

They rush toward a drab vacant lot in Washington’s Shaw neighborhood. Some climb up onto the back of a truck to get better aim at their target. But these bombers probably will not appear on any terrorist list or even get arrested.

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